Shine At Work™

99 | Land a New Job Before the New Year: 5 Steps to Kick Off Your Job Search

October 02, 2023 Karen D. Weeks and Dan Carr Season 6 Episode 99
Shine At Work™
99 | Land a New Job Before the New Year: 5 Steps to Kick Off Your Job Search
Show Notes

If you’re about to start looking for a new job, this episode is for you! Karen and Dan are sharing their five steps for starting your job search so you feel clear, ready, and even excited to get started looking for your next big role. We’re confident that if you follow these steps and take decisive action, you could land a new job by the new year - keep us posted over on IG!


Some key takeaways from this episode include:

  • Identify the companies you want to target and why. If you can point to something about the company that makes you genuinely excited to apply there, it’s going to come through in your cover letter and make the process more enjoyable overall.
  • In order to effectively update your resume and LinkedIn profile, you have to be super clear about the types of companies and roles you’re looking for. The more specific you can be, the more you’ll stand out to recruiters.
  • Start networking early. Use the first four steps to craft your story and what you’re looking for, then start meeting people and building relationships. You never know who could lead you to your next big role.

Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast! On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role.

Karen D. Weeks is the CEO and Chief Career Coach of Shine at Work Coaching. She has over twenty years of HR experience, including as CPO at Ordergroove.

Dan Carr is a Shine at Work Career Coach with over a decade of recruiting experience helping high-growth startups expand with top talent.

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